London. George C. Leighton. 1872.
Three issues from 1872 of the weekly newspaper plus supplements (August 3, 10, 17); 16 x 11 inches; 96 pp total (97 through 192). Disbound, small cuts from binding on spines of newspapers, otherwise very good condition. Each issue is liberally illustrated with engravings; the double page illustrations (including Brighton from the Sea) are tipped in and in excellent condition. Three interesting issues that focuses on the climax of journalist Henry M. Stanley's quest, funded by the New York Herald, to find the missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingston, presumed lost on an expedition in Africa. After months of arduous trekking, on November 10, 1871 Stanley, with his party of porters, met up with Livingston near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania, greeting him with the famous (and apocryphal) words: Dr. Livingstone I presume? Stanley joined Livingstone in exploring the region and published his experiences in a book: How I found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa. There are six large illustrations in the newspapers supporting the columns of text detailing Livingstone's explorations and the eventual meeting; these include portraits, one each of Stanley and Livingstone; a map showing the areas of Livingstone's explorations; Stanley and his retinue; and two illustrations (one double page) relating to the famous meeting between Stanley and Livingstone. Item #50088